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Volunteers to go on Mars with no return





davorin
Hi.

I just hurd, on some web site, that some company are planning tripp to Mars, with humans, but without return to earth.

And there will be great show, like big brother.
Are you suporting this or just thinking that is a nonsense.

P.S.
I apoligize for my wrong spelling. I still learning Englesh.
Bikerman
I would go - even if it was definitely one-way. I have several friends who would also go on that basis....
davorin
If you are 18 years old, you can Smile

No prior knowledge is required
Here is aplication form, so try it Cool

http://mars-one.com/en/faq-en/21-faq-selection/251-do-i-qualify-to-apply
johans
I did not heared about it. I only heared like a tour with sponsored of axe brand and Philippines has one reserved ticket.
twotrophy
I would rather not go. What if you regret going to Mars since it is a one way trip? In Earth we have all sorts of entertainment and it is much more developed than Mars. It would probably be too boring there. Don't forget that you need to contact people back in Earth so communicating with each other would be much more difficult without satellites. But it is possible for robots in other planets to communicate and receive instructions from/to us. How much gravity is there on Mars?
darthrevan
Yeah I wouldn't go. I'd be too bored, and it also states that it also has radiation. you know what radiation causes lol.
davorin
The gravity on Mars is 0.81 of the earth's gravity.
The point of the project is to start with the colonization of other planets. Just as we colonized earth.

I think it is a great project.
ocalhoun
davorin wrote:
Just as we colonized earth.


Umm... No.
davorin
Why not.
If we continue to grow at this rate it is only a matter of time before the earth will be to small for all of us.
We will not have a choice.
Dennise
Wow! Now that's adventure and excitement. But no ....I wouldn't go.

I think the excitement would wear off too soon and the confinement imposed by some kind of life sustaining artificial atmosphere would be too restrictive for me. Then there'd be the ever present (deadly) threat of equipment failure that would expose one to the martian elements and thin Martian atmosphere containing only a trace of oxygen.

The OP talked of a 'one-way' Martian trip which begs the following question. Is it one way because no return trip is planned for whatever the reason e.g. expense, or is it because your life expectancy on Mars is too short for a return trip?
monalisha
I dont think return trip is not because of expense. As sending the person to another planet is itself costly. I think 2nd reason is logical. The life expectancy is so low that they are not considering you to come back Very Happy
LxGoodies
davorin wrote:
The gravity on Mars is 0.81 of the earth's gravity.

Indeed ! Consequence: you would spend the rest of our life surrounded by very fat people Sad here..


http://technologyprblog.co.uk/life-on-mars-the-reality-show/

No, I would not emigrate to Mars at this moment. May as well kill someone and go to prison for the rest of my life.. Actually, I think it would be a very very boring experience to be on Mars, before we "terraform" the place. Also it may be quite dangerous, can we e.g. trust the atmospheric isolation will never leak ? Can we rule out unexpected events like Marsquakes, sandstorms.. Moreover, one failed harvest, or damaged condensator equipment may result in lack of food, water shortage.. a very very slow and painfull death ! Also, travelling there will be equivalent to staying inside a submarine for more than 2 years. This may be risky as well, because we don't actually know the effect on the non-professional emigrant travelers. You may get killed before landing !

Finally.. this enterprise will involve sponsors, who currently plan to cover the cost by a "Big Brother" like arrangement, which means I would be on TV on a daily basis, for the rest of my life. To me, this seems an abhorring perspecive !!

Lx
D'Artagnan
if the mission includes sustained life and pretty blondes count me in
Gregoric
I have heard some information about it on TV recently and was surprised. I am not very into the topic but (as I see it) firstly we should establish some supply station on the Moon to let those 'Marsians' stay on Moon for some time to rest and resupply and then travel to Mars. Well, I don't know how do they want do arrange such an expedition in so short period of time.

If you would ask me, I would definetly say no. Vision of not being able to return and be part of minutely small group of people (I wanted to call them community but few people are too few to be called community Smile) would be too hard for me. I can thrive on many things but staying totally isolated with few people is like some story from a horror movie - not for me, definetly.

Nevertheless, I wish the program to develop fast and be successful - sooner or (much) later Smile
davorin
Believe it or not, but there are plenty of volunteers for this mission
IndieCthulhu
Okay this is something that i am torn about, its something that I would do simply because ITS BLOODY COOL. But the other thing is logic, and circumstance, is it circumstantially viable for me to live on mars with my current life? No Will it be in the future? Possibly.

See I would prefer to perfect a space station that orbits earth first. Create a city in the sky that has no (static) restrictions on science, where people can design and create without the hindrance of gravity. Yet with gravity in the form of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Neill_cylinder]An O'Neill Cylinder[/url] similar to that of the Citadel of the Mass Effect universe
jsk02a
I have been following the Mars One project for some time, and it's pretty amazing. All of the technology needed to fly there and sustain a group of 40 astronauts has already been "promised" by all of the major manufacturers.

Would I volunteer for a one-way trip to Mars? Probably. It's the spirit of being a pioneer. Did the people who attempted to find a faster route to India, and then run into America, think they would fall off the side of the Earth? Probably...but now they are forever remembered in our history books.
testsoc
davorin wrote:
Believe it or not, but there are plenty of volunteers for this mission


Just like there are plenty of people on this planet that do a whole raft of things without properly considering the consequences. Perhaps we should be grateful that some of those people are intelligent, because they are the true trailblazers.

But to a rational, logical person, a one way trip to an entire life spent in habitation units, eating freeze dried food for years, never seeing people you know every again.. well.. it sounds plain awful.
davorin
Quote:

Just like there are plenty of people on this planet that do a whole raft of things without properly considering the consequences. Perhaps we should be grateful that some of those people are intelligent, because they are the true trailblazers.

But to a rational, logical person, a one way trip to an entire life spent in habitation units, eating freeze dried food for years, never seeing people you know every again.. well.. it sounds plain awful.
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I have said that there are plenty of volunteers, but they will not all of them be sent up. The plan is to have two or more years of preparation before the flight. And that even a longer stay in space and return to earth.
They will not just send up anyone who wanted it.
Smile
And, someone must be the first.

That other see what will happen. Laughing
roadtripbuddies
Could send the terminally ill there (with a science background and relatively fit) to send some data back to earth.
LxGoodies
roadtripbuddies wrote:
Could send the terminally ill there (with a science background and relatively fit) to send some data back to earth.

Ya sure.. d'oh!

..and when they're dead, we'll send a second mission with YOU in it.

Maybe you could send some data back ?

Lx
davorin
When we get to Mars, and after several years of above, the technology will surely improve.
Because we will have new insights into how to do something. These findings will be incorporated into the technology and stuff that we will again be sent to Mars.
I think that people that will be sent to mars will not be there for whole theirs life. That in one moment they will come back to earth, and will be replaced by new people.
spinout
Hm, one way trip to Mars... hehe, Sound like the trip of a life time...
maybe the marsian wifes are better in bed? I am feeling uscure, their 2 head stare are quite annoying from time to time... Green have always been the favorite color for me - maybe not a badd idea? Laughing
SDsBox
davorin wrote:
Why not.
If we continue to grow at this rate it is only a matter of time before the earth will be to small for all of us.
We will not have a choice.


I absolutely agree with you.

I would definitely want to be among the first few to get to mars but only if there is hope of survival for at least a few years.
biolu
No porn forever, it's gonna be bad for some... Razz
ocalhoun
biolu wrote:
No porn forever, it's gonna be bad for some... Razz

I don't see why an internet connection couldn't be established.
The latency would be horrific, of course, but it would be possible.
Bikerman
Certainly it would be possible. Actually it would be pretty trivial to set up a basic link for webcast/webcam from a simple webserver - a couple of hours work is all.
The only potentially tricky bit would be the protocol conversion from their transmission link to TCP/IP - and I bet they already use IP for some proposed comms systems (IP has found its way into many apps and networks where it was never designed to go - sometimes with bad results).
davorin
I think there will not use TCP / IP protocol
lostbam
WHERE THE HELL DO I SIGN UP?!
jajathanja
Ya... Where the heck can I sign up!!... Was my first reaction when I heard about it. Imagine you'll go down in history and will be forever remembered (even if you crash on impact on Mars, I would think).... But my biggest worry now is cold feet.... hehehe.
davorin
You want to apply.
Here's the place to do it:
http://applicants.mars-one.com/
barma
so glad to hear that most of you willing to go... that would be great. For I'll stay and enjoy the spacey mother nature earth! Very Happy
Pippo90
I would definitely go!
Vanilla
I'm just too attached to stupid earthy things to go to Mars... So no.

The lack of Internet would be my first issue. As a regular human being, I'm addicted to information and without Internet I would just plainly freak out. Now let's say they establish Internet connection. Then I would miss coke and white chocolate (I only eat white, can't stand dark chocolate, please don't judge me). It's weird because I'm not that attached to my friends/family, but I'm attached to the strangest things like, say, running water and our sunset. The sunset in Mars is blue.

Sure, I would love to visit Mars one day - I truly hope to live enough to see affordable interplanetary trips - so I have no quarrels with a long trip. As long as I come back to Earth.



And I also hate the cold. It's winter here and I'm complaining since the start of autumn about how much I hate the cold. Rolling Eyes
Insanity
I don't know if I would want to go if it's only one way. There are too many friends and family here on Earth that I would miss dearly if I couldn't come back. It's like starting a new life, but with a low chance of having people there that you know. Even the total population would most likely be low because there isn't a lot of people that would be willing to do that. I would probably do it if all my friends and family were going with me, otherwise it would be very lonely and heartbreaking to leave everyone behind.
kaylors
I would definitely go. Not only would it be an opportunity to be among the first to colonize a new planet, but hopefully life on Mars would be more interesting. Plus, with the reduced gravity, I can jump higher, even if only marginally.
wallarookiller
kaylors wrote:
I would definitely go. Not only would it be an opportunity to be among the first to colonize a new planet, but hopefully life on Mars would be more interesting. Plus, with the reduced gravity, I can jump higher, even if only marginally.



You would be stuck in a tiny pod with very few other people with almost nothing to do but filter water and try and grow crops in a bunker. I'm not sure that sounds more interesting.

If you could come home that would be a different story though.
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